Guildford Jazz

Bringing the best in live jazz to Guildford

May 2021: News Update

We’re very much looking forward to being back to live gigs again this month! You’ll find our full Summer of Jazz programme below, with links to all the events, plus of course the next in our series of highly praised livestreaming events! If you’re new to the site, please join our mailing list to find out more. Thank you for all your support over the last year, we look forward to seeing you very soon!

“Keeping the spirit of jazz alive in these troubled times” **** (review by Trevor Bannister, published by TheJazzMann)

SUMMER OF JAZZ 2021

Welcome to our “Summer of Jazz” Programme, featuring many of the artists who were due to play at our inaugural Festival last year, as well as a host of other artists and events.

We’re proud to be part of our local community and our programme includes a number of charity fund raising events, each in a unique location and all, of course, featuring some fantastic live jazz! The local charities we are supporting are: Challengers, GUTS, The Cheryl King Trust and Guildford Philanthropy.

All our events are designed to comply with the range of potential social distancing requirements that we may face.

Click “Read more” to view the whole programme or scroll the events below for details and bookings.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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CRICKET PAVILION MONTHLY JAZZ NIGHTS

We’re back!

May 19th Lizzie Ball and Nicolas Meier * sold out *

June 2nd – our “Summer of Jazz ’21” programme opener with trumpet maestro ENRICO TOMASSO * last few tickets remaining *

July 7th The Magic Of Mancini with the All Star Sextet of ALAN BARNES, STEVE WATERMAN, MARK NIGHTINGALE, GARETH WILLIAMS & CLARK TRACEY! *Tickets now on sale *

Tickets £18 (£16 for Members)

Click here to find out more

JUNE 16TH LIVESTREAM FROM THE BOILEROOM

The next in our series of much-praised livestream is on June 16th – details coming soon!

The evening will include a Q&A with the band at the end, and there are online Chat and Ask A Question features which you can use during the performance to get in touch,

We’re proud to present these livestream events in collaboration with Berkhamsted Jazz, Chichester Jazz Club, Jazz in Reading, Scarborough Jazz, Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club and Fleet Jazz.

Click here for more details

JUNE 27TH: MIDSUMMER JAZZ AT LOSELEY PARK

Bring a picnic and enjoy an evening of jazz in in aid of bowel cancer charity GUTS,

Featuring

SARA DOWLING
BEST JAZZ VOCALIST, BRITISH JAZZ AWARDS 2019

And an opening set from the FARNHAM BIG BAND.

Tickets £17 (£15 for members), now on sale. Numbers limited for social distancing.

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July 18th WOOD ST JAZZ FESTIVAL

Yes, it’s back!

Bigger and better than ever, with the line-up including

DENNIS ROLLINS and his VELOCITY TRIO
Superstar vocalist LOUISE CLARE MARSHALL
STUART HENDERSON’s “BACK TO BLUE NOTE” QUINTET
THE SOMETHIN’ ELSE BIG BAND

Tickets in advance £20 (£18 members), all proceeds to Challengers

Plus a choice of cuisine, with a fantastic Indian meal from the Shaheen Tandoori Resturant, of Chicken/Vegetable Tikka Masala, Onion Bhaji, Pilao Rice, Nan and Sag Aloo available for pre-order for just £10, as well as wood fired pizzas and icecreams on the day,

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July 31st YVONNE ARNAUD - JAZZ IN THE GARDEN

Relax in the Riverside Garden at the Yvonne Theatre with vocalist ZOE FRANCIS and the multi-award winning guitarist JIM MULLEN and his trio.

Tickets £20 (£18 for members)

** sold out **

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AUGUST 15th HOGS BACK JAZZ

An afternoon of great live jazz from local talented musicians
With a selection of award winning fine English Ales and Lagers
And freshly-cooked Wood Fired Pizza from the terrace overlooking the hop fields!

In support of the Cheryl King Trust which aims to enable and inspire all young people to make music regardless of financial background!

Beer, music and pizza from 4pm.

Tickets £10 (plus voluntary donation), now on sale

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AUGUST 29TH MEMBERS WINETASTING

An exclusive wine-tasting and live jazz event for our Members at Greyfriars Vineyard. With welcome drinks overlooking the vineyard followed by a mini tour, wine tasting in the brand-new tasting room, with live jazz accompanying each tasting and as you enjoy the bar afterwards.

Tickets £25, Guildford Jazz Members only

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SEPTEMBER 11TH LATIN JAZZ AT THE CASTLE

Latin Jazz live in the grounds of Guildford Castle!

Featuring:

PICANTE!

A Latin band that takes flavours from Buena Vista Social Club, Sergio Mendes, Stan Getz/Astrid Gilberto, Spyrogyra and the Gypsy Kings with their unique compositions in mambo, salsa, samba and bossa nova styles.

Guaranteed to make you feel like dancing from the first bar!

Licensed bar with wines from Greyfriars Vineyard and beers from the Hogs Back Brewery plus international flavours from fantastic food stalls.

Tickets £17 (£15 members)

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“Guildford Jazz is a beacon of light in supporting and promoting live jazz locally: a thriving community arts organisation hosting performances from some of the top jazz musicians in the country while at the same time building strong community links with local musicians, schools and charities. It’s growing audiences are testament to their success and I am delighted to support them as patron.”

Bill Bruford, Patron of Guildford Jazz.

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